Three UN agencies renew their commitment to the development of Lao PDR

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Vientiane, 12 December 2016

UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF jointly signed a Letter of Agreement on the implementation of their new country programme documents with officials from the Government. 

Hands Up for #HIV Prevention

Vientiane, 1 December 2016

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The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day marked on 1 December is Hands Up for #HIV Prevention. Globally, there are 36.7 million people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), with an average of 2.1 million new cases per year. 

Step into the reality of a UXO clearance team

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Vientiane, 30 November 2016

UNDP Lao PDR has taken UXO Lao's 20th anniversary as an opportunity to produce UNDP's first Virtual Reality film and put the viewer right into the field, with a demining team. Through the power of virtual reality, we witness the extreme work of this team, and follow Saysamone, the team leader and her crew.

Lao PDR joins race against the clock to overcome antimicrobial resistance

Vientiane, 17 November 2016

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Lao PDR, along with other countries around the world, is determined to take immediate action to combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Globally and in the region, the pledge to combat AMR was made with the support and collaboration of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in a tripartite partnership. 

Lao PDR’s first-ever flashmob inspires climate action

Vientiane, 2 November 2016 

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 Young actors, dancers and volunteers from around the world gathered on the Mekong river-bank with an unprecedented surprise performance to stimulate action on climate change and celebrate International Volunteers Day.

Speech by Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in the closing session of the RTIM 2016

Vientiane Province, 25 November 2016

The Government of Lao PDR and partners agree priority actions for development

Vientiane, 25 November 2016 

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 Round Table Implementation Meeting in Vientiane Province pursues accelerated development. 

Speech by Ms. Kaarina Immonen, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in the Opening Session of RTIM 2016

Vientiane Province, 25 November 2016

Dynamic preparations warrant a successful alliance for development

Vientiane, 21 November 2016

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A string of consultations are leading up to Round Table Implementation Meeting, to be held in Vientiane Province on 24-25 November.

Round Table Implementation Meeting aims to advance Lao PDR’s development

Vientiane, 8 November 2016 

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The Government and its development partners intend to boost progress in development nationwide at the 2016 Round Table Implementation Meeting. 

UNIDO marks its 50th anniversary

Vientiane, 1 November 2016 

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UNIDO’s first project in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic dates back to 1968, focusing on enhancing industrial productivity. In the 1970s and early 1980s, UNIDO’s work in the country consisted of sectoral support, especially on the agro-processing and wood processing sectors. After a hiatus of some 10 years, UNIDO came back to the country, and its work in the 1990s concentrated on providing support in both sectoral development and industrial policy research. 

United Nations in Lao PDR celebrates UN Day with cutting-edge technologies

Vientiane, 24 October 2016 

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The UN’s 71st birthday was marked today in Vientiane in a public event, linking new technologies to sustainable development. 

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